Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is the new Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
Similarly, Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde is the vice chairman of the forum.
Abdulrazaq replaces Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto whose less than eight-month tenure in acting capacity ends on May 29.
Abdulrasaq (APC) and Makinde (PDP) were chosen through consensus.
The emergence of the new leaders came after the 7th emergency meeting of the governors held on Tuesday (May 23) night in Abuja.
The communiqué of the meeting reads in part: “On the leadership of the Forum, the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, emerged the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum through a consensus, and the
“Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde is now the vice chairman.
“Members expressed satisfaction with the success of the just-concluded induction for new and returning governors that took place between 14th and 19th of May, 2023,” the communique said.
“Members committed to sustained collaboration among the states through enhanced peer review, learning at the sub-national level and deepening the relationship with the federal government and other institutions.
“Finally, members were briefed by the Chairman of the Forum that the Hon. Minister of Finance has granted the request of the Forum to immediately stop further deductions from the accounts of states to meet Local Government Councils London Paris Club obligations and the monies so far deducted be paid back to the states.”